Inquiry in a sentence

The word "inquiry" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of inquiry and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Inquiry

  • The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
  • Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination into facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries.
  • a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
  • a search for knowledge
  • an instance of questioning

How to use inquiry in a sentence. Inquiry pronunciation.

Lacey had talked so much, not because he was garrulous only, but because the inquiry in David's eyes was an encouragement to talk.
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Nahoum raised his eyes to the ceiling as though in amiable inquiry, and began to finger a string of beads as a nun might tell her paternosters.
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They made a good many inquiries as to the location of that indefinite "certain point," but got no information.
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Clarence seemed to her quite needlessly anxious in his inquiries concerning Miss Derrick's condition.
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Mrs. Mumford came into the room once a day and sat for a few minutes, neither of them desiring longer communion, but they managed to exchange inquiries and remarks with a show of came from Cobb, Emmeline made no friendliness.
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Soon they changed conductors, and I made a similar inquiry, getting about the same answer.
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How you, _a lady a thousand miles away, could know that I was, and had been for some time, urged by unusual need to pray for succor and worldly support with unwonted fervency, is a matter of more than curious inquiry.
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On inquiry, Mr. P. found that the clocks had been purchased on credit, and all sold for watches or money; that Cotton owed sixty dollars toward his horse, and had borrowed of the brother with whom he boarded, horse-blanket, whip, and mittens.
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The young man seemed to drink in every word, rose to be prayed for, and attended the inquiry meeting.
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She made faithful inquiry, but no one was found to claim it.
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In response to the eager inquiry of the mother, the little one said that she had asked God to help her, and while she was praying she was taken with a severe cough, in which she threw up the seed.
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A merchant, in answer to inquiries, refers back to a period when, he says, "In consecrating my life anew to God, aware of the ensnaring influences of riches, and the necessity of deciding on a plan of charity before wealth should bias my judgment, I adopted the following system: "I decided to balance my accounts as nearly as I could, every month; and reserving such a portion of profits as might appear adequate to cover probable losses, to lay aside, by entry on a benevolent account, one-tenth of the remaining profits, great or small, as a fund for benevolent expenditure, supporting myself and family on the remaining nine-tenths.
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She did so, and meanwhile the deacon made some inquiries of the man about his family and circumstances.
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He was told that a reward would be paid for the capture of the thieves, but he earnestly protested that it was entirely out of his power to obtain any clue to the person or whereabouts of the thief; and no inquiries ever disclosed that this was not a perfectly true statement.
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Immediately on her arrival she set out again on her return to Augsburg, making inquiries in all directions, but could obtain no information of her son, and at last being convinced that he was dead, wept bitterly for him.
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I've been looking round, and making inquiries, and I've got to know a bit about the profits of big dressmakers.
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Inquiry into the circumstances of a would-be customer sometimes had ludicrous results; a newly-married couple, for instance, would be found tenanting two top-floor rooms, the furnishing whereof seemed to them incomplete without the piano of which their friends and relatives boasted.
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A servant, in reply to inquiry, told her that Mr Tarrant was in London; he would probably return to-morrow.
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Mrs. Tarrant never rebuked him; indeed she had long since ceased to make inquiry about his professional views.
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Her tone and look deprived the inquiry of unpleasant implication.
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Examples of Inquiry

Example #1
Whatever his misfortunes in Mexico had been, his forty years sat lightly on him, and his expansive temperament, his childlike sentimentality, gave him an appearance of beaming, sophisticated youth.
Example #2
This is a rotten cotton show.
Example #3
Hereabouts is a man's life held cheap, else I had not been thy guest to-night; and Kaid's Palace itself would be empty, if every man in it must be honest.
Example #4
David's eyes darkened, as they were wont to do when he was moved or shocked.
Example #5
After the first week, they had to camp on the field, for they were getting well eastward.
Example #6
They returned every night during the first week, dusty, footsore, tired, and hungry, but very jolly.